On June 25, 2017, communities across Canada will cycle together to raise funds for mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Ride Don’t Hide brings Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life together to help break the stigma and raise funds for mental health.
This year we’ll have over 10,000 participating in over community rides coast to coast to help raise over $1.7 million for mental health initiatives. Ride with your school, your coworkers, friends, and family. Let’s end the stigma and help support mental health for all.
As always, it will be a day of hope and optimism but this year it will be bittersweet as the CMHA South Okanagan Similkameen and wider community mourn the sudden loss of our colleague and mental health champion Jeremy McGoran who died by suicide on June 9 in Penticton, British Columbia after battling valiantly with depression and anxiety for a number of years.
Jeremy was a former CMHA South Okanagan Similkameen board member and 2016’s Ride Don’t Hide spokesperson. This year we are riding to celebrate his legacy by joining together to support one another and continue to fight the stigma of mental illness… one pedal at a time.
Ride the beautiful KVR Trail!
Location: KVR Middle School, 300 Jermyn Avenue, Penticton BC
Registration: $45 youth and adult; children under 12 and virtual riders ride free
Online registration closes on Friday June 23rd. After June 23 please register at KVR Middle School at 8:00 am on Sunday.
Package pickup on Saturday June 24th at Unity House Board room (2852 Skaha Lake Road) from 12 pm to 2 pm.
8:00 am Registration (KVR Auditorium)
8:30 am Ride begins (12km, 24km, 36km)
10:30 am Entertainment (in and around KVR Auditorium)
11:00 am BBQ
11:45 am Awards and Draw Prizes
1:00 pm Event Concludes
The CMHA-SOS serves the South Okanagan Similkameen region providing education program, health promotion, a clubhouse for individuals living with a mental illness, advocacy services, small amounts of funding for education, recreation and leisure activities. The association supports the recovery and resilience of individuals living with a mental illness and promotes good mental health. Visit the official Ride Don’t Hide Facebook page here.
All funds will be used locally to provide wellness programs, support the meals program for individuals living with mental illness, volunteer programs at the Penticton Clubhouse and Living life to the full which is a group program to assist individuals dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Our goal for 2017 is to raise $20,000.
For more information contact Leah Schulting @ 250-493-8999 – email@example.com